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Monday, September 08, 2008

Report: Galway explosives bound for Limerick gang

The seizure of 17.5kgs of industrial explosives in Galway over the weekend may have a Limerick connection.

A report Monday says that one of the theories being investigated by Gardai in relation to the seizure on Saturday is that a gang of criminals based in the North West of the country were intending to sell the ‘Gelignite’ to a south side Limerick gang.

Following 5 arrests in relation to the discovery, a 30 year old, Oliver Mannion from Oranmore, has been charged under Section 4 of the Explosive Substances Act.

The Garda operation involved members from the national support unit and is part of an ongoing investigation into organised crime both in Ireland and abroad.

Mr. Mannion applied for bail at a hearing today but his request was refused by Judge Mary Fahy due to the seriousness of the charge against him. He will appear again at a Roscommon court on Friday.

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